“Show this guy, then cut back to these two.”

For anyone who grew up with "Friday Night Videos."  (You know who you are.)  What happens when videos get literal:

I admit, I had "Hunting High and Low" on vinyl.  I can’t say I remember a single other song from it, though.  Also, Wikipedia says a-ha is still extant.  Amazing.  I’ll have to check out what they’ve done since 1985 at some point…


  1. Oh. My. God.

    I haven’t thought of Friday Night Videos in a very, very long time. wow.

    It caused me to start telling my office mate about the “good old days” when MTV not only played music videos, but HAD NO COMMERCIALS, because it was cable and no cable TV had commercials.

    Damn, I’m old.

  2. And Night Tracks…. do you think the heydey of the music video is over? With MTV not really doing that anymore, the easy/low-cost distribution possibilities of outlets like YouTube…do people still watch music video on TV?

    I’m resisting the urge to tease you about that wax platter because I’m afraid someone might one day reveal the contents of my own collection.. But that’s the only reason…

  3. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6342db2270

    I liked “Take On Me” better, but it’s still a fun concept.